Critical and Miscellaneous Essays: By James Stephen

Carey and Hart, 1843 - 413 Seiten
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Seite 56 - Write, blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, for they rest — for they rest from their labors, and their works, works of piety and love recorded in our hearts and kept in eternal remembrance, — their works do follow them.
Seite 77 - His delivery of the latter was so improved by frequent repetition, that every accent, every emphasis, every modulation of voice, was so perfectly well turned and well placed, that, without being interested in the subject, one could not help being pleased with the discourse ; a pleasure of much the same kind with that received from an excellent piece of music.
Seite 164 - ... unfeigned assent and consent as aforesaid, and subscribed the declaration aforesaid, and shall not take and subscribe the oath following : I, AB, do swear that it is not lawful upon any pretence whatsoever to take arms against the king...
Seite 53 - Really,' said Pitt with a sly severity, and it was almost the only sharp thing I ever heard him say of any friend, ' I had not the curiosity to ask what I was to he.
Seite 174 - My lord, I have been so moderate with respect to the Church of England, that I have incurred the censure of many of the dissenters upon that account." " Baxter for bishops !" says Jefferies ; " that's a merry conceit indeed ; turn to it, turn to it.
Seite 78 - I suppose there could not be less than twenty or thirty thousand people. My pulpit was fixed on the opposite side, and immediately, to their great mortification, they found the number of their attendants sadly lessened.
Seite 182 - The Examination of Tilenus before the Triers, in order to his intended settlement in the office of a public preacher in the commonwealth of Utopia.
Seite 53 - I see not how you can go through your glorious enterprise, in opposing that execrable villany which is the scandal of religion, of England, and of human nature. Unless God has raised you up for this very thing, you will be worn out by the opposition of men and devils ; but if God be for you, who can be against you ? Are all of them together stronger than God ? Oh ! be not weary of well-doing.
Seite 166 - They spent," as Gilbert Burnet says, " several days in logical arguing, to the diversion of the town, who looked upon them as a couple of fencers, engaged in a discussion which could not be brought to an end.
Seite 173 - I know you well. I will set a mark on you. You are the patron of the faction. This is an old rogue, a schismatical knave, a hypocritical villain. He hates the Liturgy. He would have nothing but longwinded cant without book...

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